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Ryan Gosling

Ryan GoslingAKA Ryan Thomas Gosling

Born: 12-Nov-1980
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Murder by Numbers

As a scrawny young boy, he was yanked out of school by his parents and homeschooled after being repeatedly harassed by classmates. When he returned to school as an older boy, several of his teachers, according to Gosling, incorrectly mistook his natural squint for evidence he was a pot-head. Ryan was 12 and could not sing or dance when he auditioned successfully for MMC, Disney's late-80s revamping of The Mickey Mouse Club. While working for Disney, he also made Frankenstein and Me, a kiddy-fied horror film for TV starring Burt Reynolds. Gosling then had a short-lived UPN comedy called Breaker High, and played the titular Young Hercules in an adolescent version of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

His first notable movie role was as a neo-Nazi skinhead who reads the Torah and teaches Hebrew in The Believer. Other than that, Gosling is best known for a year-and-a-half fling with Sandra Bullock, 16 years his senior, whom he met when they made Murder by Numbers. Gosling is an animal rights activist, and once wrote a letter to Kentucky Fried Chicken headquarters, protesting their inhumane treatment of chickens.

Father: Thomas Gosling
Mother: Donna Gosling
Sister: Mandi Gosling (b. 1-Jan-1977)
Girlfriend: Sandra Bullock (actress, dated 2002-3)
Girlfriend: Rachel McAdams (actress, dated mid 2000s)
Girlfriend: Blake Lively (actress, together 2010-)

    High School: Lester B. Pearson High School, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

    TELEVISION
    Breaker High Sean Hanlon (1997-98)
    MMC (1993-95)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Only God Forgives (22-May-2013)
    Gangster Squad (9-Jan-2013)
    The Place Beyond the Pines (7-Sep-2012)
    The Ides of March (31-Aug-2011) · Stephen Meyers
    Crazy, Stupid, Love (28-Jul-2011) · Jacob
    Drive (20-May-2011)
    All Good Things (5-Nov-2010) · David Marks
    Blue Valentine (24-Jan-2010) · Dean
    Lars and the Real Girl (10-Sep-2007)
    Fracture (12-Apr-2007)
    Half Nelson (3-Aug-2006) · Dan Dunne
    Stay (24-Sep-2005)
    The Notebook (20-May-2004) · Noah
    The United States of Leland (18-Jan-2003)
    Murder by Numbers (19-Apr-2002)
    The Slaughter Rule (11-Jan-2002)
    The Believer (19-Jan-2001)
    Remember the Titans (23-Sep-2000)


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